Day olds and two week olds on same brooder?

LocoPollo

Songster
11 Years
Aug 13, 2008
573
2
151
Ellijay, GA
Will day olds and two weekolds do ok in the same brooder or will the younger ones get too badly bullied?
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
23,381
98
351
Adair Co., KY
The little ones will probably get bullied. I plan on waiting with my new ones till they are about a week old before I put them in with the week olds I have now.
They probably should wait till they can get around pretty good, and don't seem weak anymore. A day old chick to older chicks, even a few days old, seem sick, and the others will most likely peck.
 

citychickers

Songster
11 Years
Mar 26, 2008
176
1
119
Littleton Colorado
I added 2 bantams (1 day old ) and 2 light brahms (1 day old) to a brooder with 6 10 day old chicks. They NEVER pecked at each other. If anything, the older ones kind of looked after the little ones. It was stinkin adorable!
 

LocoPollo

Songster
11 Years
Aug 13, 2008
573
2
151
Ellijay, GA
Well I tried it out. I put the newborns in with the others and all are fine. They new ones actually calmed the other ones down a bit. It was odd. The others were very skittish, running and hiding when I opened the brooder, panicking if i tried to grab them. Now they let me touch them and they just stand there. It is much easier to handle them now. Nice!
 

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